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What We Love

  • Plenty of original 19th-century features
  • Bright, open-plan living areas for hanging out in
  • A large terrace with plenty of shade
  • WiFi is free
  • The best rooms are on the Gran Via

What To Know

  • A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • There’s no restaurant, but basic snacks and drinks are available
  • Heating and air conditioning are (rather frustratingly) controlled from reception

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Petite 53-room hotel with original 19th-century features and a stellar location close to the Passieg de Gràcia

The Look

Built in 1870 as the grand residence of Lady Dorotea de Chopitea, who dedicated her life to helping Barcelona’s poor and needy, Hotel Granvia is a characterful crash pad with a stellar location close to the Passieg de Gràcia. It became a hotel in 1935, and under the thoughtful eye of local designer Rosa Rossellón it has been fully revamped without losing its sense of place. Many original features remain, including an ornate plaster ceiling in the dining room, a grand central staircase and a first-floor gallery, but the space has been opened up and refreshed in a hipster palette of olive-green, lichen-gray and snowdrop-white.

Bed and Bath

Opened in June 2013 by Nuñez i Navarro, this petite 53-room hotel is already hugely popular for its reasonable rates and sleek decor. The guestrooms were inspired by New York lofts, with pale blond wood floors, flat-screen TVs and white tiled bathrooms (about half of the rooms have tubs). For the price they’re gems, though the duvets are a little thin in the winter and the double beds a little narrow. Guests who value space will be most comfortable in a twin room or in the Junior Suite, which has a four-poster bed and a sofa.

Beyond

A lot of thought has gone into creature comforts at the Granvia. The breakfast room is designed for lingering, with sofas and armchairs flanking the dining tables, and free tea- and coffeemaking facilities provided 24/7. The library has a large communal table and long leather sofas surrounded by bookshelves. Tall patio doors open onto a large terrace with tables and chairs arranged within shady cabins, and there’s a secluded sunbathing area. Outdoor showers and a bar are due to be installed in time for summer 2014.

In the Area

Just a hop, skip and jump from the Passieg de Gràcia, the home of several of Barcelona’s most important Modernisme edifices, including Gaudí’s jewelbox Casa Batlló and his eye-boggling apartment building La Pedrera. It’s also the main hub of the city’s flagship designer stores and some of its best restaurants. Head for Tapas24 for stellar snacks by celebrity chef Carles Abellan, sample the country’s best wines at Monvinic, and feast on new wave Catalan cuisine at Cinc Sentits.

How to Get There

Hotel Granvia
Gran Via Corts Catalanes 642
Barcelona, 08007 Spain

Reviews

Very comfortable and kind hotel!
familymanNo79

The hotel granvia is very comfortable and kind place. Good location and wonderful breakfast. It is not too big hotel but good room conditions and gentle and nice service. I was very happy at the hotel. Thank you.

The best hotel in Barcelona
Linda B

This hotel is the finest place we have stayed in while in Barcelona. The location is absolutely perfect, close to the center, close to the metro, and within walking distance of the most sought after attractions Barcelona has to offer. The rooms are spotless, ample, and comfortable. The best feature of the hotel, however, is Karen Garcia. She is the hostess and welcoming lady hired by the hotel to make everyone’s stay just wonderful, and she performs this job with grace, charm, and conviviality. Thank you Karen. You have made our stay here simply delightful.

Pleasant Stay
canutu

Our entire stay was pleasant Good location next to a metro station. Oscar, the front desk guy, was so nice and helpful. Karen, the lady at the restaurant, took care of every guest including us, The two are definitely an asset of this hotel. The afternoon tea time and the Friday night rumba concert with wine were a bonus, Kudos again to Karen for getting the audience to participate. Can't go wrong with this hotel.